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Old May 16, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Default EVGA gets court order against XFS dog-drool packaging

Remember the EVGA logo inside the wolf-drool-thing a couple weeks ago?...well:

EVGA, a supplier of graphics cards and mainboards, on Tuesday said that Germany trade regulators ordered its rival XFX, a division of Pine Technology, to stop selling graphics cards that potentially insult EVGA as a company. If XFX does not comply to demands, it may be fined for ?250 thousand.


Back in April XFX started to sell Nvidia GeForce 8600-series graphics cards inside packages that display an enraged dog with saliva containing EVGA logotype dripping outside the jaws. Even though the logotype could not be seen without special tools, several web-sites has discovered it and posted appropriate images on the Internet.

According to a statement by EVGA, a Munich, Germany-based court finds that the product packaging infringes EVGA’s rights and ordered XFX to stop selling products inside appropriate boxes in Germany. The local court called the image as “competition-adverse unfair reviling”, but the ruling was made to stop selling graphics boards due to prohibition of usage of EVGA logotypes

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Old May 16, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Heh.....

Ok, this is a bit silly considering that you need to play with the image to even be able to see it.

Kinda like the couple that complained about a neighbour running around naked inside of his house where they could see it.....

When the cops showed up to check it out they couldn't see anything until the complainers turned out all of the lights in their house and gave the officers some binoculars to look through.......
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Mad props to XFX for having the balls to do something like that.
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